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Hashemi Z, Keikha M, Keikhaee R, Ansari Moghadam A, Salehi Marzijarani M, Nasiri A. Is women’s Employment in Health Centers Associated With their Quality of life? A Case Study of Employed Women in Zabol, Iran in 2010. irje 2013; 9 (2) :15-21
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1- Msc student in Educational Health, Zahedan university of medical sciences, Zahedan, Iran
2- Msc student in Epidemiology, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Isfahan university of medical sciences, Isfahan, Iran
3- Assistant professor in Epidemiology, Zahedan university of medical sciences, Zahedan, Iran
4- Phd student in biostatistics, Student Research Committee, Shiraz university of medical sciences, Shiraz, Iran , M_salehi@hlth.mui.ac.ir
5- Msc in Health education. Health education office, ministry of health, Tehran, Iran
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Background & Objectives: Relationship between jobs and different aspects of health, including quality of life has been considered by researchers however the employment aim has risen in Iranian women in Iran but there is little known about the quality of life in this group, therefore the aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between employment and quality of life of women in the city of Zabol. Methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out during 2009-2010 in Zabol, Iran. The sample consisted of 420 women selected randomly from health care centers. Health-related quality of life was assessed using the SF-36 and classified using k-means clustering method. The relationship between the independent variables with the quality of life was assessed by multinomial logistic regression. Results: The mean age of participants was 30.46 ± 8.75 years. Quality of life indicated as low (35.4%), medium (33.7%) and high classes (30.9%), respectively. The results indicated that employed women were more likely than housewives to hadhigher quality of life. An increase age, significantly reduced respectively five and four percent of chance to had moderate and high level of quality of life. Conclusion: More than half of women had medium and low quality of life. Increasing age was associated with decreased quality of life, but employment was an independent predictor for higher quality of life.
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Received: 2011/04/9 | Accepted: 2013/01/26 | Published: 2014/01/5

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